The worry over Hurricane #Irma: our house is in Florida

by Rashmee

Posted on September 12, 2017


Here’s an email from the tenants at our house in western Florida: “Hope all is …

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St Maarten: a very personal memory of the Caribbean island 95% destroyed by #Irma

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2017


I have a very particular interest in the Caribbean island of St Maarten, now 95 …

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Nepal & Haiti were once part of different community of sorrow: cholera

by Rashmee

Posted on April 28, 2015


Till Saturday’s earthquake, the only time the words “Haiti” and “Nepal” appeared in one sentence, …

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Mark Twain & Miss Lou underline that other point of view about Chetan Bhagat

by Rashmee

Posted on March 22, 2015


Harshit Agarwal @Harshit248 tweeted in response to yesterday’s blog: “Are you saying that chetan …

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Creole diplomacy: ‘We glad yu cum visit. Nuff respect and walk good’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2015


“Korea and Jamaica a frien from long long time,” says the South Korean charge to …

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5 years after quake, Haiti has some hotels but too few hospitals and schools

by Rashmee

Posted on January 18, 2015


Whatever happened to all that aid for Haiti, Emily Troutman asked on the fifth …

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Bitcoin, like mobile telephony, may help poor countries leapfrog ahead

by Rashmee

Posted on October 20, 2014


On March 14, 2015, the poor island of Dominica will become the world’s first country …

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How did the Caribbean begin to be seen as an earthly paradise?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 13, 2014


Speaking of tourism with a purpose (Porto’s ‘worst tours’) reminded me of Carrie …

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Thirty-three years after Bob Marley, Get Up, Stand Up, get going #Haiti

by Rashmee

Posted on May 15, 2014


Monday was the 33rd anniversary of Bob Marley’s death and television channels across Haiti …

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Planting now could yield a gorgeous Flamboyant red flood tomorrow

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2014


In Haiti, the passionate red of Flamboyant tree flowers in Haiti is not quite like …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK